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Minnesota Vikings favored at home vs. Atlanta Falcons on Week 6 betting lines

Esten McLaren, Sportsbook Wire
Published 6:29 a.m. ET Oct. 13, 2020

The Atlanta Falcons (0-5) face the Minnesota Vikings (1-4) Sunday of Week 6 in the NFL at U.S. Bank Stadium in their first game since the firing of head coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff. Below, we take a look at the Week 6 betting odds and lines at BetMGM Sportsbook.

Falcons owner Arthur Blank cleaned house after Atlanta was dropped to 0-5 with a 23-16 home loss to the NFC South rival Carolina Panthers Sunday. The Falcons are averaging just 24.4 points per game on offense with their 32.2 PPG allowed ranking 30th in the NFL. The Dirty Birds have covered the spread just once in their five losses. Former defensive coordinator Raheem Morris assumes the head coaching role on an interim basis.

The Vikings suffered another tough loss in Week 5, losing 27-26 to

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Cowboys’ rally stuns Falcons 40-39 in McCarthy’s home debut

AP
Published 3:57 p.m. CT Sept. 20, 2020 | Updated 5:40 p.m. CT Sept. 20, 2020

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — One gamble after another failed for coach Mike McCarthy in his home debut with the Dallas Cowboys.

A successful onside kick made them all moot.

Greg Zuerlein kicked a 46-yard field goal as time expired, and the Cowboys overcame four fumbles and a 20-point deficit in the first quarter to beat the Atlanta Falcons 40-39 on Sunday.

The Falcons were still up 15 in the fourth quarter before Dak Prescott became the first quarterback in NFL history to pass for more than 400 yards and rush for three touchdowns in the same game, the third TD getting Dallas (1-1) within two.

Zuerlein did not use a tee for his slow-rolling onside attempt, a rare tactic. But even more curious was Atlanta’s players surrounding the ball when they could have recovered

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